instrument panel


Definition of instrument panel

: a panel on which instruments are mounted especially : dashboard sense 2

Examples of instrument panel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The car contains a 300 horsepower engine, a 14.5-inch horizontal touchscreen on the center console and an 8-inch digital instrument panel. Lucas Manfredi, Fox News, "Will bodycam footage of Tiger Woods' harrowing rescue be released?," 24 Feb. 2021 An eight-inch touchscreen on the instrument panel houses the infotainment functions, with Honda’s cluttered, overdesigned user interface sadly remaining unchanged. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "America’s bestselling minivan, the Honda Odyssey, retains its charms for 2021 (review)," 12 Dec. 2020 The demo car's seats adjust for the best audio and video, the instrument panel converts to a widescreen stage and interior lights adapt to the music. Star Tribune, "Car passengers make themselves at home," 5 Feb. 2021 There’s a large screen atop the center of the instrument panel that that provides infotainment and navigation. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2021 Land Rover Defender is a skillful update of an iconic SUV (review)," 19 Dec. 2020 The sculpting of the instrument panel draws both yeas and nays, and they are loudly expressed. Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2007 Compact Car Comparison," 18 Nov. 2020 The magnesium crossbeam running across the instrument panel is more than a modern styling touch; it’s part of the structure of the vehicle. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2021 Land Rover Defender is a skillful update of an iconic SUV (review)," 19 Dec. 2020 Polestar's WeaveTech—a handsome basketweave cloth partially made of recycled materials—covers much of the cabin, including a swath across the instrument panel. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Polestar 2 Goes Light on Style, Big on Tech," 3 Aug. 2020 Recently Earl Janda, who shoots high altitude stuff for North American, was assigned to record a Sabre Jet's instrument panel as the ship broke through the sonic barrier. James Joseph, Popular Mechanics, "Jetography: Photographing Fighter Jets at 40,000 Feet," 31 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of instrument panel

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of instrument panel was in 1922

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27 Feb 2021

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“Instrument panel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of instrument panel

: a flat surface across the front of an airplane's cockpit that contains the instruments used to fly the plane

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